Panera Bread in advanced sale talks with JAB Holdings

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Share value rose over 7 percent before the stock halted due to heavy volatility. Credit Suisse Group AG boosted their target price on shares of Panera Bread to $260.00 in a research note on Thursday, February 9th. They now have a United States dollars 270 price target on the stock. Recently, investment analysts covering the stock have updated the mean rating to 2.

02/09/2017 - Panera Bread Company had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies. Wedbush Downgrades the stock to Neutral on 11/28/16 by stationing a price target of $220. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $255.00 price objective (up from $250.00) on shares of Panera Bread in a report on Sunday, February 5th. Price targets frequently change, depending on the outlook for a company's earnings.

The cafe and bakery chain Panera Bread Co. has received takeover interest and is considering selling itself, Bloomberg's Ed Hammond reports. This average broker recommendation is given by Zacks using a scale from 1 to 5. However a year ago during same quarter Panera Bread Co (NASDAQ:PNRA) reported $1.56 EPS.

In terms of analyst ratings, SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) has a current ABR of 1.68.

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While there are a number of profitability ratios that measure a company's ability to generate profit from the sales or services it provides, one of the most important is the net profit margin. The company has market cap of $6.93 billion. Once the shares resumed trading, Panera's stock surged to an all-time high of $292.42, and ended the day Monday up 7.9 percent at $282.63. Meanwhile, due to an ongoing pressure which caused a decline of nearly -1.21% in the past five days, the stock price is now up 8.52% so far on the year - still in strong territory. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $238.94 and a 200 day moving average price of $213.75. The Moving Average SMA50 is 22.47% while SMA200 is 32.39%.

While Panera's revenues have increased to almost $2.8 billion in 2016 from $2.39 billion in 2013, income has declined in each of the past four years, falling to $145.6 million in 2016 from $196.2 million in 2013.

The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of 11.60%, which was maintained for the month at 23.40%.

Hammond says a lot of people would be interested, but he points out, the size and valuation of Panera at over $6 billion dollars makes it hard for most to buy them. The last session's volume of 2.12 million shares was lower than its average volume of 2.73 million shares.

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